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Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)

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They must recover a stolen document they need in order for the neighborhood to stop being bulldozed.

Director:

Tuck Tucker

Writers:

Craig Bartlett (characters), Craig Bartlett | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Klein Spencer Klein ... Arnold (voice)
Francesca Marie Smith ... Helga Geraldine Pataki / Deep Voice (voice)
Jamil Walker Smith ... Gerald Johanssen / Rasta Guy (voice) (as Jamil Smith)
Dan Castellaneta ... Grandpa 'Steely' Phil / Nick Vermicelli (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Grandma Gertie 'Pookie' / Mayor Dixie / Red (voice)
Paul Sorvino ... Scheck (voice)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Bridget (voice)
Christopher Lloyd ... Coroner (voice)
Vincent Schiavelli ... Mr. Bailey (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Big Bob Pataki / Head of Security (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Miriam Pataki / Mona / Reporter (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
Christopher Walberg Christopher Walberg ... Stinky Peterson (voice) (as Christopher P. Walberg)
Sam Gifaldi ... Sid (voice)
Justin Shenkarow ... Harold Berman (voice)
Blake McIver Ewing ... Eugene Horowitz (voice) (as Blake Ewing)
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Storyline

When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero and a mysterious deep-voiced stranger, Arnold and Gerald will need to recover a crucial document in order to save their beloved neighborhood. Written by Britney

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Taglines:

A Big Problem Calls For A Big Head


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arnold Saves the Neighborhood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,706,332, 30 June 2002

Gross USA:

$13,728,902

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,249,308
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SDDS | Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After the success of The Rugrats Movie (1998) and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Nickelodeon came to an agreement with Hey Arnold! (1996) Creator Craig Bartlett for an Arnold theatrical film, as well as a television movie. The original plan was for the theatrical film to be about Arnold searching for his parents, titled The Jungle Movie, while the television movie, originally titled "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood", was about Arnold saving his neighborhood from being torn down. Problems with the script kept the theatrical movie on hold for several years, and Nickelodeon, wanting an Arnold movie in theaters before the show lost its popularity, had "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood" converted into this film. However, a poor showing at the box-office, along with Craig Bartlett leaving Nickelodeon for Cartoon Network, caused The Jungle Movie to be put on the shelf indefinitely. However, the show's cult following convinced Nickelodeon to announce on November 23, 2015 that they have green-lit The Jungle Movie. Bartlett returned as a writer and executive producer, with many of the original cast reprising their respective roles. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017) premiered as a 2-hour long T.V. movie on November 24, 2017, concluding the series. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Grandpa packs up all of Arnold's stuff, but in the scene when Arnold and Gerald have a sleepover all of Arnold's stuff is suddenly back in his room. See more »

Quotes

Helga: My brave little football-headed hero.
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Connections

References Mission: Impossible II (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Written by Lew Brown & Ray Henderson
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Surprised!
10 July 2002 | by Movieman048See all my reviews

I was thinking going into this movie thinking that i was going to hate it.All the critics hated it and said that Nickeloden made a mistake making this movie.But as i begin to watch i started like it.I mean it only lasts 76 minutes.So i spent $4.50 to see it and surprisingly i enjoyed it.


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